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Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and the French Revolution

  • Editors
  • Colin Jones
  • Josephine McDonagh
  • Jon Mee

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About this book


A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of Dickens's most popular texts. Using a variety of disciplinary approaches, this new collection of essays examines the origins of Dickens vision of the French Revolution, the literary power of the text itself, and its enduring place in British culture through stage and screen adaptations.


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About the authors

KEITH BAKER is J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor in Humanities at Stanford University, USA CHARLES BARR is Emeritus Professor of Film and Television at the University of East Anglia, UK JOHN BOWEN is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York, UK JUDITH BUCHANAN is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of York, UK KAMILLA ELLIOTT is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Lancaster University, UK SALLY LEDGER is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK JOSS MARSH is Professor of Victorian Studies at Indiana University, USA ALEX NEWHOUSE is researching a Ph.D. at the University of York, UK MARK PHILP is a University Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, UK GARETH STEDMAN JONES is Professor of Political Science at the University of Cambridge, UK MICHAEL WOOD is Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA

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'The book stands as a fascinating and useful contribution both to mid-Victorian fiction studies and to the cultural history of events in France...Overall the book exemplifies thoughtful interdisciplinarity at its best.' - Matthew Ingleby, TLS